Definition of Thiobacillus

1. Noun. Small rod-shaped bacteria living in sewage or soil and oxidizing sulfur.

Generic synonyms: Eubacteria, Eubacterium, True Bacteria
Group relationships: Genus Thiobacillus
Specialized synonyms: Sulfur Bacteria, Sulphur Bacteria, Thiobacteria



Definition of Thiobacillus

1. Noun. Any bacillus that is capable of metabolising sulfur, especially members of the genus ''Thiobacillus'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Thiobacillus

1. A genus of gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria that derives energy from the oxidation of one or more reduced sulfur compounds. Its organisms are widely distributed in marine, freshwater, and soil environments, especially where oxidizable sulfur is abundant. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thiobacillus

thioacid
thioacids
thioalcohol
thioaldehyde
thioaldehydes
thioamide
thioamides
thioanhydride
thioanhydrides
thioanisol
thioanisole
thioarsenite
thioarsenites
thioate
thioautotrophic
thiobacillus (current term)
thiobacillus thiooxidans
thiobacteria
thiobarbiturate
thiobarbiturates
thiobarbituric
thiobarbituric acid
thiobarbituric acid reactive substances
thiobenzoate
thiobenzoic
thiobenzoic acid
thiocane
thiocanes
thiocarbamate
thiocarbamates

Literary usage of Thiobacillus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Potential Groundwater Contamination from Intentional and Nonintentional by Robert Pitt, Shirley Clark, Keith Parmer (1994)
"... on the basis of the amounts of biochemical reaction products generated by the metabolism of iron bacteria, sulphate-reducing bacteria, thiobacillus ..."

2. Pathogens of Soybean Seeds: Bibliographyby Andrew Kalinski by Andrew Kalinski (1994)
"The relationship between acid production by thiobacillus spp., fertilizer and the mycorrhizal fungus Pisolithus tinctorius in stripmine soil. ..."

3. Bioremediation: The Tokyo '94 Workshop by OECD Staff, Tokyo '94 Workshop (1994), OECD (1995)
"38, pp. 820-823. SMITH, N. and D. KELLY ( 1988). "Oxidation of Carbon Disulphide as the Sole Source of Energy for the Autotrophic Growth of thiobacillus ..."

4. Meeting the Challenge: U. S. Industry Faces the 21st Century: The U. S by Jon Paugh (1998)
"... is developing an oxidizing bacteria called thiobacillus ferrooxidans that allows mining operations to extract precious metals in a way that is neither ..."

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